Zardari says 'govt working on plan to challenge Gilani's disqualification'

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 08:00 hrs

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government is working on a plan to challenge the disqualification of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Zardari made the remarks while addressing PPP parliamentarians and office-bearers, who had gathered at the residence of the former prime minister.

According to the Dawn, Zardari told the parliamentarians that they would soon hear good news (about disqualification) as he was working on the matter.

He said Pakistan Seraiki Party chief Taj Mohammad Langah had informed him about legal clauses under which the disqualification could be challenged.

According to the paper, Zardari's visit was apparently aimed at addressing concerns of the Gilani family about problems it has been facing.

There have been reports in recent days that Gilani was feeling frustrated by the treatment meted out to him and his family by the government.

But, sources close to Zardari insisted that he is neither angry with the PPP or President Zardari nor has any complaint to make.

The paper quoted them, as saying that Zardari's visit was aimed at giving a message to elements who wanted to teach a lesson to Gilani for being loyal to the party and its leadership. (ANI)

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